Gauahar Khan Booked For Violating COVID-19 Protocols After Testing Positive: Report

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Gauahar Khan COVID-19 Protocols: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday has reportedly filed an FIR against actor Gauahar Khan for allegedly shooting for a film after testing positive for COVID-19.

Amid the surge in coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, the actor reportedly did not comply with the protocol on testing positive for the virus and went out for a film shoot. However, the name of the actor has not been revealed by the civic agency, ABP News reported.

DCP (operations) and PRO for Mumbai Police, DCP Chaitanya S confirmed to ETimes, "Gauahar has been booked for violation of COVID rules. She had tested positive for coronavirus and was supposed to stay home and quarantine but instead went for a film shoot." According to police, the actor tested positive for coronavirus and was asked to quarantine herself. A BMC official said that when they went to her home in Andheri (W), "she did not open the door." Upon finding out that she went out for film shooting, the officials then "approached the Oshiwara police station.”

“An FIR has been registered at Oshiwara police station u/s 188, 269, 270 IPC, 51B of NDMA Act, 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act, on the complaint of a BMC official,” said Mumbai Police.

Sharing the FIR copy, the BMC tweeted, “No Compromise On City’s Safety! BMC has filed an FIR against a Bollywood actor for non-compliance to COVID19 guidelines on testing positive. The rules apply to all alike and we urge citizens to follow all guidelines and help the city beat the virus.”

Khan recently lost her father, Zafar Khan. He was suffering from health issues since last year. She is married to Zaid Darbar. Khan has appeared in hit Bollywood films like Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Ishaqzaade and Begum Jaan. The actress recently won accolades for her performance in a web show Tandav.

Feature Image Credit: Gauahar Khan/Instagram

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